A trilogy of Vancouver Island history by Michael Layland
In Nature’s Realm garners two prestigious accolades
Talks scheduled for April 2020 to: Alberni District Historical Society; Elder College, Campbell River; and Comox Valley Naturalists have all been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is the intention to reschedule these talks for a similar period in 2021. Please await announcements.
April 17, 2020 In Nature’s Realm awarded Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing by BC Historical Federation.
March 2, 2020 In Nature’s Realm awarded Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize by UBC Library and BC BookWorld.
March 2020 Marianne Scott reviews In Nature’s Realm for British Columbia Magazine Vol 61-1.
October 30, 2019 In Nature‘s Realm launched at Bolen’s Books, Victoria
October 15, 2019 Michael Layland’s article British Columbia’s First Natural History Society, published in BCnature, Fall 2019 p.37
October 2019 Michael Layland reviews Briony Penn’s book A Year on the Wild Side, for The Victoria Naturalist Vol 76.2
September 11, 2019 Michael Layland reviews Gabriel Hemery’s book Green Gold; The epic true story of Victorian plant hunter John Jeffrey for the Ormsby Review # 613
October 29, 2018 Michael Layland reviews Peter Johnson’s book A No-so-Savage Land; the art and times of Frederick Whymper, 1838–1901 for the Ormsby Review #409
May 27, 2017 A Perfect Eden awarded third place in BC Historical Federation’s awards for historical writing. Click for more.
April 2017 Michael Layland reviews Bernd Brunner’s book Birdmania; A Remarkable Passion for Birds, BCnature p.26
March 12, 2017 A Perfect Eden shortlisted for BC Book Prizes in 2 categories: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, and Bill Duthie’s Booksellers Choice Award Read press release.
March 4, 2017 A Perfect Eden reviewed by Robin Fisher in Ormsby Review #98
In Nature’s Realm, A Perfect Eden and The Land of Heart's Delight are available at Bolen Books, Munro’s, Ivy’s, Tanner’s, the Royal BC Museum, BC Ferries, Touchwood Editions (the publisher) and at other booksellers across Vancouver Island.
The Land of Heart's Delight, A Perfect Eden and In Nature’s Realm are available to booksellers outside Canada.